Mixed Media Bird Panel with Suzette Smart



On this two day workshop you will create a mixed media panel and include in your design a bird of your choice.
This might be one of your favourite garden birds or maybe one from further afield. Your bird will be brought to life using fabric collage and free machine embroidery.
The story will be developed further with the addition of words, a sentence, a verse or maybe a small corner of map. These are added using a fabric transfer method.
Small pieces of fabric are then collaged and stitched to make flowers and to blend birds and words together.
A little tea staining and hand stitching can sometimes have the last say.

Additional information


3rd and 4th September 2021


Requirements List

  • sewing machine with free motion foot and feed dogs down
  • Laser photocopies for image transfer. Include words, sentences ect you might like to include. Other ideas may be a corner of an old map.¬†Remember a reverse photocopy is needed for writing or if it needs to be the correct way around!
  • Calico.
  • Threads
  • Lightweight fabrics for collage
  • Bondaweb
  • images, photos or sketches for inspiration


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